Nags Head Restaurants, Including Kill Devil Hills & Kitty Hawk

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Argyle's Sea Salt Grille

4716 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-7325

Argyle's Sea Salt Grille is a perfect little gem of a casual restaurant that serves incredibly good food. Their unique dinner menu is full of art you can eat with a variety of daily specials. They even have a full bar where you can enjoy one of their creative drinks and live entertainment during the summer season. Sea Salt Grille is also available to serve... read more

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Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar & Restaurant

2106 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 6
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-5955

Awful Arthur's Oyster Bar is world-famous for its casual, raw bar atmosphere and great local seafood. The steamed shrimp are so good that they were featured in Esquire magazine. The menu features lots of seafood, but there are also burgers, pastas, steaks and chicken. Take the people's word for it: In a local polls Awful Arthur's has been voted Best of the Beach in the... read more

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Basnight’s Lone Cedar

7623 S. Virginia Dare Trail
Nags Head/Manteo Causeway
Nags Head
(252) 441-5405

This Outer Banks restaurant landmark is where you’ll find many a local eating every night, so you know the food must be really good. This restaurant is, in fact, at the top of the list of many locals’ favorite spots. The service is genuinely friendly, and the portions are more than generous. You’ll enjoy the vast views of the sound and dining on their outdoor... read more

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Beachside Bistro

1731 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7126

Serving American coastal cuisine, guests of Beachside Bistro can relax inside or hang out on the beachside deck and enjoy a cold drink, listen to live entertainment seven days a week Memorial Day through Labor Day and revel in the oceanfront setting. As members of Outer Banks Catch, their fresh seafood offerings include mahi mahi, tuna and other delightful dishes. The casual and relaxed Beachside... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

794F Sunset Boulevard
Timbuck II
Corolla
(252) 453-3188

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

3810 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 715-0779

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

207 Queen Elizabeth Avenue
Waterfront Shops, Downtown Manteo
Manteo
(252) 423-3118

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

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Big Buck's Homemade Ice Cream

106-A Sir Walter Raleigh Street
Manteo
(252) 423-3400

For a tasty treat, head to Big Buck’s Homemade Ice Cream. Choose from more than 50 flavors of made-from-scratch ice cream plus sherbet, sorbet and soft serve. You can get any flavor made into a shake, split, sundae or float, even a brownie sundae — yum! Big Buck’s has an espresso bar and all the espresso-based coffee drinks you need to pick up your day.... read more

9

Bonzer Shack

1200 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 480-1010

Get ready to kick back and relax at the Bonzer Shack! With their creative take on Southern comfort food, there’s always something on the menu that’s sure to tempt you whether it’s their variety of soups and sandwiches, fresh seafood specials and juicy burgers or their mouthwatering smoked Gouda grit-cakes. Local favorites also include delicious apps like their Hippie Dip and wings roasted in-house daily... read more

10

Dunes Restaurant

7013 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Bypass, MP 16.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-1600

Dunes Restaurant is a Nags Head tradition that’s been serving breakfast and dinner for 33 seasons. They have an award-winning breakfast menu that includes a hearty breakfast and fresh fruit bar daily in season. At dinner, there is Angus burgers and steaks and, of course, fresh-cooked, local seafood. If you like Southern fried chicken, this is a Dunes' specialty. And on most nights diners can... read more

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Fatboyz Ice Cream & Grill

7208 S. Virginia Dare Trail
MP 16.5 on the Beach Road
Nags Head
(252) 441-6514

This popular take-out food and ice cream stand serves up an array of ice cream concoctions — shakes, sundaes, cones — as well as hand-pattied burgers, fresh grilled tuna, French fries, Hebrew National hot dogs, chicken sandwiches, onion rings, fresh-squeezed orange/lime/lemonades and more. Try their no-filler, all-killer jumbo crabcake! The ice cream is absolutely delectable, and you must try Stacie's delicious ice cream cakes for... read more

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Goombays Grille & Raw Bar

1608 N. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 7
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-6001

Goombays is a casual restaurant with an island feel. The food is fresh and creative with a Caribbean spin on Outer Banks seafood favorites. Try the Rasta Pasta, fresh seafood tacos, Tuna Reuben, Jazzy Coconut Chicken, Tuna Oscar, daily specials or a selection from the full steamed or raw seafood bar. Goombays is family friendly with a colorful dining room and a special menu for... read more

13

Kelly’s Outer Banks Restaurant and Tavern

2316 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 10.5
Nags Head
(252) 441-4116

Celebrating 31 years of Outer Banks hospitality, Kelly’s is a local favorite serving beef, chicken, pasta, vegetarian dishes and, of course, seafood, including raw bar selection, with everything from grilled, broiled or fried fresh fish to steamed oysters, clams, shrimp and crab legs. You can also enjoy their extensive Wine Spectator award-winning wine collection and their mouth watering sweet potato biscuits, which are made from... read more

14

Lucky 12 Tavern

3308 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 12
Nags Head
(252) 255-5825

This neighborhood tavern serves quality food at great prices. Lucky 12 has fresh local seafood, hand-patted burgers, great New York-style pizza, authentic Buffalo chicken wings and Boardwalk Fries. Everything is fresh and well-prepared, and the chef creates tasty daily specials. There's a menu for kids. The dining room is open for lunch and dinner. The bar is also a popular late-night hangout, and you can... read more

15

New York Pizza Pub

2217 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 10
Nags Head
(252) 441-2660

With their new outdoor deck, new sound system and a variety of delicious food, New York Pizza Pub features so much more than just pizza! Serving dinner nightly and lunch on the weekends, they have great Italian entrees such as lasagna, chicken parmigiana and fettuccine alfredo. They also serve hand-cut Angus ribeye, chicken and vegetarian entrees as well. Enjoy hearty salads, burgers and appetizers such as... read more

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Ocean Boulevard

4700 N. Virginia Dare Trail
Beach Road, MP 2.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-2546

Ocean Boulevard is a casual yet upscale restaurant, which means you can enjoy a special evening out in the comfort of your sandals. They are, after all, just steps away from the ocean. Ocean Boulevard’s culinary team serves an American bistro-style menu and has been praised in Southern Living magazine as well as The Washington Post. The menu changes seasonally but always includes lots of... read more

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Outer Banks Brewing Station

600 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-2739

Featuring the talents of national and international award-winning Brewmaster Scott Meyer, the Brewing Station has an ever-changing list of house-made beers and sodas that serve as the cornerstone of the Outer Banks Brewing Station's innovative style. Outer Banks Brewing Station is the winner of the 2011 and 2012 Taste of the Beach People's Choice Award — and their outstanding chefs, led by Chef Tony Duman,... read more

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Peppercorns Restaurant and Lounge

1701 S. Virginia Dare Trail
The Beach Road, MP 9.5, Ramada Plaza
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-2151

Peppercorns overlooks the ocean from its location inside the Ramada Plaza Nags Head (yes, the name says Nags Head, but they're located in Kill Devil Hills). The menu features fresh seafood, pasta dishes, surf and turf and chef's specials. Peppercorns serves breakfast and dinner every day. They are open year round, welcome large parties and accept reservations to make your dining more enjoyable without the... read more

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Rooster's Southern Kitchen

804 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-4594

One of the newest restaurants on the beach and locally owned, Rooster’s Southern Kitchen serves up some of the best Southern comfort food in a way that’s both stylish and creative. With everything from snacks and small plates to salads, sandwiches and burgers, sides, desserts and main meals like their incredible dry-rubbed pork chops or their crab mac and cheese, Rooster’s is the place to... read more

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Slice Pizzeria

710 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 8.5
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 449-8888

This great pizza place serves up some of the best pies around, and you can get individual slices of a variety of pies anytime of day. Slice offers the usual array of toppings plus some interesting combinations that are sure to tempt you. They also serve some really good salads, calzones, hot and cold subs, pasta dishes like penne bolognese, wine and beer. There are... read more

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Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

807 Ocean Trail
Monteray Plaza
Corolla
(252) 453-4423

Owned and operated by fifth generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North Carolina pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket, pulled barbecue chicken and Southern fried chicken. Their savory pulled-pork BBQ and ribs are made from an Outer Banks recipe with roots as deep as those on their own family tree. All the favorite homemade sides are here too, including potato salad,... read more

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Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

1177 Duck Road
Scarborough Faire
Duck
(252) 449-2271

Owned and operated by fifth generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North Carolina pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket, pulled barbecue chicken and Southern fried chicken. Their savory pulled-pork BBQ and ribs are made from an Outer Banks recipe with roots as deep as those on their own family tree. All the favorite homemade sides are here too, including potato salad,... read more

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Sooey's BBQ and Rib Shack

3919 S. Croatan Highway, The Bypass, MP 12.5
Nags Head
(252) 449-6465

Owned and operated by fifth generation Dare County locals, Sooey’s BBQ specializes in authentic eastern North Carolina pork barbecue, slow-smoked ribs, beef brisket, pulled barbecue chicken and Southern fried chicken. Their savory pulled-pork BBQ and ribs are made from an Outer Banks recipe with roots as deep as those on their own family tree. All the favorite homemade sides are here too, including potato salad,... read more

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Stack ‘em High

3801 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-8221

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want for breakfast. In this family-friendly restaurant you’ll go through a line to select your own beverage, fresh fruit, cereal or muffins alongside a complete line of menu items that are then prepared fresh the minute you order. Choose from delicious breakfasts like pancakes — short or high stack — with... read more

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Stack ‘em High

1225 S. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 9
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 441-7064

Stack ‘em High is a great breakfast stop filled with everything you could ever want for breakfast. In this family-friendly restaurant you’ll go through a line to select your own beverage, fresh fruit, cereal or muffins alongside a complete line of menu items that are then prepared fresh the minute you order. Choose from delicious breakfasts like pancakes — short or high stack — with... read more

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Trio

3708 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 4.5
Kitty Hawk
(252) 261-0277

Trio is an exciting retail and tasting destination with an inviting yet cosmopolitan vibe that sets it apart from other casual venues on the Outer Banks. Made up of both a gourmet retail wine, beer and cheese shop as well as a bistro with a wine bar and tap house, Trio gathers the best from the worlds of wine, beer and cheese for your enjoyment,... read more

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Two Roads Tavern

3105 N. Croatan Highway
The Bypass, MP 5.5, Seagate North Shopping Center
Kill Devil Hills
(252) 255-1980

Two Roads Tavern is a great place to grab a burger, sandwich or salad and a pint of North Carolina craft beer for lunch or dinner. Their inventive menu includes several vegetarian and vegan burgers as well as traditional burgers made from quality beef. Try a classic burger combination or one of their more creative specials, such as a burger with pimento cheese, fried eggs... read more